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us: Bruce, John Edward

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    • Birth Place

        (naf) Piscataway (Md.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Howard University
        • Organization: (naf) African Methodist Episcopal Church
        • Organization: (naf) American Negro Academy
        • Organization: (naf) Carter G. Woodson Institute for Afro-American and African Studies
        • Organization: (naf) Universal Negro Improvement Association
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        (lcsh) Historians
          (lcsh) Journalists
            (lcsh) Civil rights workers
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          • found: Library of Congress Manuscript Division for the C. G. Woodson Collection of Negro papers . . ., 1803-1936 (John E. Bruce; rep. by corr. or other papers)
          • found: LC database, Dec. 31, 2001 (hdg.: Bruce, John Edward; usage: John Edward Bruce; John E. Bruce; variant: J.E. Bruce)
          • found: Awakening of Hezekiah Jones, 1916: t.p. (John Edward Bruce)
          • found: Dict. of Amer. Negro Biography p. 76-77 (b. Feb. 22 1856; d. Aug. 7, 1924)
          • found: Black biography, 1790-1950, 1991: v. 1, p. 175 (b. Feb. 22, 1855 or 1856, Piscataway, MD; d. Aug. 7, 1924; occupation: journalist, educator, slave, reformer, librarian/book collector, author, club leader; religion: Methodist)
          • found: In Black and white, c1980: v. 1, p. 135 (Bruce, John Edward "Bruce Grit", 1856-1924; born a slave; militant Black journalist; publisher; founder "Washington Grit"; established Negro Society for Historical Research (1911); charter member of American Negro Academy)
          • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 27, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Bruce, John Edward; civil rights activist, historian, journalist; born 22 February 1856 in Piscataway, Maryland, United States; Union troops freed and took him to Washington, D.C., enrolled in a course at Howard University (1872); was correspondent in New York for John Freeman's Progressive American; under the pen name "Rising Sun", started three newspapers: Argus, Sunday Item and Washington Grit (1879-1884); worked as a messenger in the federal customhouse in Westchester, New York (1922); was an associate editor of Howard's American Magazine (1896-1901) and journalist for the Albany Evening Journal and the Times Union; joined Afro-American Council, African Methodist Episcopal Church (1898; co-founded the Negro Society for Historical Research (NSHR) (1911); was a major figure in Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) (1919) and a contributing editor of Garvey's Negro World (1921-1923); died 7 August 1924 in New York, New York, United States, Bellevue Hospital)
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